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              FILE - In this July 18, 2012 file photo, a white bison calf walks in a field at the Mohawk Bison farm in Goshen, Conn. Hundreds of Native Americans attended ceremonies at the farm Saturday, July 28, 2012, to name the rare white bison, revered as a symbol of peace and unity. The miracle calf was officially named Yellow Medicine Dancing Boy. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, Flie)

July 28, 2012

Dozens of Native Americans wore the traditional garb of their ancestors, sang songs and beat drums on a western Connecticut farm Saturday in celebration of the birth of one of the world’s rarest animals — a white bison.

The miracle calf was officially named Yellow Medicine Dancing Boy at the elaborate ceremony at the Mohawk Bison farm in Goshen in the state’s northwestern hills. It was born June 16 at the farm of fourth-generation farmer Peter Fay.

Many Native Americans consider white bison a symbol of hope and unity; some consider their births sacred events. Experts say white bison are as rare as one in 10 million.

Yellow Medicine Dancing Boy is not an albino. Fay said he is certain the bloodlines are pure, although he has sent its DNA for testing to confirm there was no intermingling with cattle.

Lakota tribe members from South Dakota were among the hundreds of people who gathered at the celebration. Other tribal elders from the Mohawk, Seneca and Cayuga tribes participated.

Crowds patiently waited by the roadside before slowly marching into the pasture and lining up alongside a fence as the ceremony began. Children squeezed up against their parents and peered through the fence.

Some women were dressed in colorful tunics and other items indigenous to Native American culture, including bracelets, feathers and boots. Men also wore traditional costumes. Those leading the ceremony wore plain and small headdresses.

Fay, 53, runs the farm below Mohawk Mountain and invited Native Americans to the event, which also included a feast and talks by tribe elders.

‘‘I’m almost like the calf to them because I’m the caregiver. They’ve been here almost every day, teaching me,’’ said Fay, who has a herd of bison tattooed on his right shoulder.

Fay attended a sweat lodge ceremony with the elders on Friday night in Cornwall. The nearly two-hour ceremony was a way to repair damage done to their spirits, minds and bodies. It acted as a prayer for a name for the calf to come to them through the spirits.

Saturday’s ceremony was held under an arbor next to a large fire, amid thunder and large dark rain clouds. Marian and Chubb White Mouse, members of the Oglala Lakota tribe in South Dakota, traveled to Goshen from Wanblee, S.D., to lead the ceremony.

Marian White Mouse told the crowd the birth of a white bison is a sign from a prophet, the White Buffalo Calf Woman, who helped them endure times of strife and famine.

‘‘We come with one prayer, one heart and one mind,’’ she said tearfully. ‘‘This is truly a miracle. I hope that this one prayer will keep my people together, keep all of us together.’’

Barbara Threecrow, an elder from the Naticoke tribe who lives in Hudson Valley, N.Y., sat holding a sacred Canupa of beaver skin containing a pipe.

‘‘I believe this is an awakening,’’ Threecrow said. ‘‘This is a way of telling people to remember the sacredness of all of life.’’

from:  http://www.boston.com/business/news/2012/07/28/hundreds-celebrate-rare-white-bison-conn-farm/Q5isJjowc7feMJZbRQTDSO/story.html

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Saturday June 16th, 2012

June 16th, 2012

6 + 16 +2+0+1+2 = 27 = Yellow Medicine Dancing Boy’s life lesson = Usher in.

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Zaakira Mitchell, left, and Shaakira White, twin sisters who gave birth on the same day.

 

July 27, 2012                4:31pm

Zaakira Mitchell and Shaakira White, both 20, didn’t plan to get pregnant within weeks of each other, nor did they ever expect to become mothers on the same day.  But on July 24, that is exactly what happened.

Mitchell, whose due date was July 26, elected to be induced July 24 and arrived at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, accompanied by her twin sister.

White, due on August 16, had scheduled a check-up that day and told her doctor she had been having contractions that morning.

“We checked to make sure she wasn’t going into early labor. Well, not only was she going into early labor, she was five to six centimeters dilated,” said Dr. David Ferguson, who was both physician to both sisters.

White, who had gone to the hospital to support her sister, was soon being prepared for a cesarean section.

“The whole thing was very exciting. All of a sudden all this family who had been there for Zaakira were suddenly there for Shaakira as well,” said Dr. Ferguson.

Mitchell gave birth to a boy, Kadin, just one hour before White gave birth to twins, Landon and London.

“Once we were assured Zaakira was stable after her delivery, we went right from there prepping Shaakirah,” said Dr. Ferguson.

The sisters said they were thrilled that all three cousins would share the same birthday.

“She’s my best friend so for us to share this, it was really special and it was really emotional,” Mitchell told ABC affiliate WOLO.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/07/twin-sisters-give-birth-on-same-day/

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Shaakria White

    11   91      9 5        26

 

her soul number = 26 = Pregnancy.

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Zaakira Mitchell, left, and Shaakira White, twin sisters who gave birth on the same day.

 

July 27, 2012                4:31pm

Zaakira Mitchell and Shaakira White, both 20, didn’t plan to get pregnant within weeks of each other, nor did they ever expect to become mothers on the same day.  But on July 24, that is exactly what happened.

Mitchell, whose due date was July 26, elected to be induced July 24 and arrived at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, accompanied by her twin sister.

White, due on August 16, had scheduled a check-up that day and told her doctor she had been having contractions that morning.

“We checked to make sure she wasn’t going into early labor. Well, not only was she going into early labor, she was five to six centimeters dilated,” said Dr. David Ferguson, who was both physician to both sisters.

White, who had gone to the hospital to support her sister, was soon being prepared for a cesarean section.

“The whole thing was very exciting. All of a sudden all this family who had been there for Zaakira were suddenly there for Shaakira as well,” said Dr. Ferguson.

Mitchell gave birth to a boy, Kadin, just one hour before White gave birth to twins, Landon and London.

“Once we were assured Zaakira was stable after her delivery, we went right from there prepping Shaakirah,” said Dr. Ferguson.

The sisters said they were thrilled that all three cousins would share the same birthday.

“She’s my best friend so for us to share this, it was really special and it was really emotional,” Mitchell told ABC affiliate WOLO.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/07/twin-sisters-give-birth-on-same-day/

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Zaakira Mitchell

11   9 1   9     5            26 

 

her soul number = 26 = Pregnancy.

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June 22, 2012

People like Ana Venegas are said to be living “in the shadows.”

It’s the most annoying of all the metaphors in the immigration debate. And woefully inaccurate.

Venegas, 23, entered this country illegally as a 10-month-old baby carried across the Mexico-U.S. border by her teenage mother. She’s never been able to legalize her status. That makes her “undocumented,” if you’re someone sympathetic to her plight. And an “illegal” if you’re not.

But whatever you want to call her, the one thing you can’t say about Ana is that she’s been hiding. For 22 years she’s lived in the bright sunshine of South Gate, in a neighborhood that looks like a bonsai-tree version of the American dream.

The homes are small and orderly. The tallest shadows are those cast by the line of power-transmission towers that run nearby.

Ana grew up under those towers, always aware that there was something that separated her from most of the other children in the neighborhood, and even from most of her relatives. She first remembers being aware of it on the playground, on hot days when she and the other kids bared their arms.

“I knew I was from Mexico because of this little mark I have,” Venegas told me, referring to a vaccination scar on her shoulder. “Everyone that was born in Mexico had that mark.”

In the years that followed, what it meant to have the “mark” of a Mexican birth grew. Her life had complications most of her friends didn’t share: not being able to drive, or get a paying job, or financial aid for college, even if she was an A student. Despite all that, she graduated from Cal State L.A., just a few weeks ago.

“Getting educated made me a better person,” she told me. “It could have been easier, but it was worth it.”

When President Obama announced last week that the government would begin granting work permits to certain, young undocumented immigrants, it was all a bit anticlimactic for Ana. She’d been working so hard to overcome the obstacles in her path, and for so long, that she began to realize that her illegal status had actually made her a better person.

“I don’t know if I would have gotten the grades that I did, or achieved what I did if I hadn’t been undocumented,” she said. “For me, school doesn’t measure your intelligence. It measures your endurance. I have a lot of endurance.”

Ana and people like her persevered. In high schools, in university classrooms, in law schools, and on battlefields under the U.S. flag, they reached for public success. Instead of lingering in the metaphorical shadows, they climbed up on the stage of American achievement. In doing so, they forced all of us to face up to the contradiction of their existence.

“They pledge allegiance to our flag,” Obama said last week. “They are Americans in their heart, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper.”

That was, for me, the most remarkable thing about the Obama administration’s announcement last week: to hear a president of the United States celebrate the Americanness of a group of people who’ve been vilified as aliens and “criminals” by so many Americans.

Ana always considered herself an American, even though she’s been reminded of her otherness for as long as she can remember.

Growing up in South Gate, some Latino kids would taunt her with a certain ugly slur for illegal immigrant. Many knew the story of how she’d crossed over: with the papers of a baby boy cousin who was about the same age.

Even that cousin would tease her, she said. “He’d tell me, ‘If it wasn’t for me, you wouldn’t be here.'”

Like many an American before her, Venegas took her outsider status and transformed it into the burning flame that powered her ambition. She became an assiduous follower of every rule placed before her, religious in her observance of all the routines in her young life.

“I never had to tell her to do her homework, and I never had to wake her up to go to school because she’d always wake up on her own,” Ana’s mother, Ana Luisa Gonzalez, told me in Spanish.

When I asked Gonzalez, a 42-year-old garment worker, to pin down the secret behind her daughter’s success, she answered with a phrase you hear a lot in the homes of Spanish-speaking L.A.: “Se portaba bien.” She behaved.

Ana told me much the same thing: “I just followed the rules. I showed up. I didn’t question authority.” Among other things, she had perfect attendance during four years in high school.

During her senior year at South Gate High, many of her friends got into top-notch universities: Harvard, UCLA, USC. Venegas was accepted into UC Riverside, but couldn’t afford to go without financial aid.

“My parents offered to sell the house and move to Riverside, but I didn’t want them to do that,” she said.

She went to East Los Angeles College instead, and then transferred to Cal State L.A., enduring several hours on the bus each day. Tuition increased every year, and she couldn’t work to help her parents to pay for it. More than once she considered giving up.

“If you believe in God, you also believe there’s evil in the world,” Venegas said. “And sometimes I thought, ‘Devil, you’re not going to bring me down.'”

On Saturday, she graduated from Cal State with a 3.9 grade-point average. Ana’s mother recently received U.S. residency, and Ana herself recently became engaged to a U.S. citizen. She figured she’d eventually get her legal residency anyway. But hearing the president’s words were a kind of affirmation that all her hard work meant something.

“It’s like the missing piece of the puzzle,” she told me. “Now it’s all making sense to me.”

A shadow has been lifted — not from the life of Ana Venegas, but from American discourse. Like thousands of others, Ana is here, she’s American, and she always has been. Now, perhaps, an honest conversation about immigration can begin.

from:  http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0622-tobar-20120622,0,4837893.column

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Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  The first 27 years of life are ruled by the sum of the first three letters of the name.

Ana Venegas

1 (A is the 1st letter of the alphabet) + 14 (n is the 14th letter of the alphabet) + 1 (a is the 1st letter of the alphabet) = 16

So the number 16 rules her first twenty-seven years of life.

16 = Shocks.  Surprises.  Unexpected.  Unprecedented.

The Tower Tarot card

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Ana Venegas

151 4555711                35

 

her path of destiny = 35 = Vigilant.

Nine of Wands Tarot card 

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David Buenrostro, Adrian James, and Jahel Ramos protest outside the Obama campaign offices in Culver City, Calif. The students demand that president Obama issue an executive order to stop deportations of illegal immigrant students.

June 15, 2012                 8:20 a.m.

The Obama administration will stop deporting young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and who do not pose a security threat, senior administration officials said this morning, a move that could prove important in a presidential campaign that will turn in part on who wins over Latino voters.

Effective immediately, young immigrants who arrived in the U.S. illegally before they turned 16 will be allowed to apply for work permits as long as they have no criminal history and meet other criteria, officials said.

Obama has called for a broad overhaul of immigration policy and embraces the concept of Dream Act legislation, which would create a path for immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children to legally remain in the country.

The legislation has repeatedly stalled in Congress.

Republican leaders, including presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, have argued for greater efforts to identify and deport anyone living in the U.S. illegally, including those who have lived and worked here for years, not just those found guilty of committing crimes.

The change the White House announced Friday would allow illegal immigrants under the age of 30 to stay and work in the country if they don’t pose a national security or public safety risk.

Those who meet the criteria will be eligible to apply for deferred action on deportation for a period of two years, and that status will be renewable, one official said. They also will be able to apply for authorization to work.

Individuals have to meet numerous requirements to be eligible to apply. They must have come to the U.S. before they turned 16 and must have resided in the U.S. continuously for at least five years. They must be present in the U.S. now, be enrolled in school, and hold a high school diploma or GED or serve in the U.S. military. Veterans who have been discharged honorably also will be eligible.

Disqualified from application would be felons, immigrants convicted of violent crimes, and repeat offenders of immigration law. Also ineligible would be those convicted of a significant misdemeanor offense or more than one misdemeanor, or those who for some other reason pose a security or safety threat.

The change does not grant permanent lawful status, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told reporters Friday morning.

“It is not immunity. It is not amnesty. It is an exercise of discretion to ensure these people are not in the removal process and ensure that we are not clogging the immigration system with low-priority cases involving productive young people,” she said.

“We don’t consider this a permanent solution for anyone,” a senior administration official said. “Some future administration can make its own decision on how to treat this decision.”

Obama plans to discuss the changes in the Rose Garden on Friday.

Faced with a gridlocked Congress, Obama has used deportation policy to send messages to Latino voters about his views on immigration. But sometimes those messages are conflicting: His administration has boasted of a stepped-up focus on tracking down illegal immigrants with criminal records, and the U.S. has set records for deportations under Obama.

Last month, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced it would increase by nearly 25% the number of agents charged with finding and deporting illegal immigrants with criminal records, pulling 150 officers from desks and backroom jobs to add extra fugitive search teams around the country.

Yet ICE also has told prosecutors to use their discretion on whether to push deportation cases against people with strong family ties in the U.S., including college students and members of the military.

Since Romney became the presumptive nominee, some strategists have urged Romney to take a softer approach. But the former Massachusetts governor has not yet taken a stance on more lenient proposals aimed at accommodating concerns of young people.

from:  http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-thwarted-by-congress-obama-will-stop-deporting-young-illegal-immigrants-20120615,0,2674599.story

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Portrait of Barack Obama (click to view image source)

Barack Obama was born on August 4th, 1961 at 7:24 p.m. in Honolulu, Hawaii according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Obama,_Barack

August 4th, 1961

August 4th

8 + 4 +2+0+1+1 = 16 = his personal year (from August 4th, 2011 to August 4th, 2012) = Unpredictable.  From out of nowhere.

The Tower Tarot card

16 year + 6 (June) = 22 = his personal month (from June 4th, 2012 to July 4th, 2012) = Lucky.

22 month + 14 (14th of the month on Thursday June 14th, 2012) = 36 = his personal day (from 7:24 p.m. on Thursday June 14th, 2012  until 7:25 p.m. on Friday June 15th, 2012) = The workload  of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and ICE.

Ten of Wands Tarot card

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Friday June 15th, 2012

June 15th, 2012

6 + 15 +2+0+1+2 = 26 = Good news.  In the news.  Making headlines.

Page of Wands Tarot card

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http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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